SC19 012 - Residential Care Home Services (Learning Disability, Physical Disability & Mental Health)...
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Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of over 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £1bn on goods and services and a population of 1.48m. The Council provides a wide range of services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils, 289 parish/town councils and the NHS.
The Council is embarking on a journey to transform social care in Kent. Within the context of this opportunity, it is imperative that individuals are at the heart of the care and support they receive, which should be easy to access, of good quality and that maximises their ability to live independently and safely in their community. By working in new and innovative ways with our partners in the NHS and organisations in the care sector we will: focus on prevention and targeted interventions, ensure that services respond rapidly and are more effective and support care staff and empower individuals to do more for themselves. This Commissioning exercise will include Residential Care Home Services (Learning Disability, Physical Disability & Mental Health Needs), Supported Living Services and Care and Support in the Home Children’s Services
Please note that following our previous Commissioning exercise advertised in Autumn 2019, we will be re-opening the following lots only for new submissions:
Lot 1 (LD, MH & PD Residential Care Home Services – Specialist & Specialist Plus) includes those individuals aged 18+ who have been assessed as requiring a residential care service, whose primary assessed need is in relation to a Learning Disability, Physical Disability, or Mental Health need, and whose need level has been assessed as Specialist. Full details for this requirement can be found in the tender documents. The Council wishes to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System for these services.
Lot 2: (LD, MH & PD Residential Care Home Services – Mid and High Level Needs) includes those individuals aged 18+ who have been assessed as requiring a residential service, whose primary assessed need is in relation to a Learning Disability, Physical Disability, or Mental Health need, and have been assessed as having mid to high level needs. Full details for this requirement can be found in the specification. The Council intends to enter into a Framework Agreement with selected providers for these services.
Lot 3 involves Supported Living Services. Supported living enables people to continue to live within their homes by receiving the support required to maintain their tenancies and remain as independent as possible. Full details for this requirement can be found in the tender documents.
Lot 4: Care and Support in the Home Children’s Services includes services to provide care and support to children and families in their homes, whilst also enabling children and young people to access their communities and engage in activities related to their support plan. Full details for this requirement can be found in the tender documents.
Providers should be aware that the Council is not proposing mass mobilisation of people from existing Providers to any new Service Providers (where applicable) who may be awarded a Contract as a result of this Procurement exercise. Instead, people will be mobilised on an individual basis where appropriate and agreed with the person and relevant Providers. New Providers to the Contracts will grow their presence over a transition period as they receive new referrals into the Service.
Responses to the ITT will be due by 16:00 on 23 April 2021, with the contract awards anticipated to take place on the week commencing 20th September 2021. The contracts will commence in October 2021. The full proposed procurement timetable can be found in the tender documents. Please note, this process is under the light touch regime established pursuant to Regulations 74-76 and Regulation 76(7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for the purposes of commissioning these services.
Please submit your tender documentation via the Kent Business Portal https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk . Please see the Tender Documents for details of contract durations for each Lot.
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